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Premier League: Elton John’s son Zachary indicators to Watford Soccer Membership academy

He’s the honorary life president of the membership, which he owned for 2 spells between 1976 and 2002.

And it appears Elton John’s son Zachary has inherited his sporting curiosity, as he has signed for the junior staff at Watford Football Club.

The seven-year-old, who the singer shares with husband David Furnish, is at present taking part in for the academy aspect of the Premiere League membership, and is considered ‘thriving’ on the pitch.

The I am Nonetheless Standing hitmaker, who additionally has youthful son Elijah, gushed to the Daily Star: ‘Zachary is extremely into soccer. He performs for the Watford Academy staff.’

Whereas his oldest stands out on the pitch, Elton additionally revealed that his five-year-old is as an alternative following in his famously musical footsteps.

The six-time Grammy winner added: ‘Elijah loves music – they each do – however particularly Elijah.’

Regardless of Elton’s enormous fame and the boys’ blossoming abilities, the singer has expressed his hopes that they don’t develop up on the earth of ‘movie star’.

He added: ‘They’re nice youngsters. We wish them to have a traditional life, to go to high school and never be movie star youngsters.’

Elton first turned chairman at Watford in 1976, and instantly sought to get the Fourth Division membership into the First Division.

He achieved that dream in 1982 when the Hornets secured promotion to the highest flight for the primary time.

Elton has since grow to be the membership’s honorary life president, and a brand new stand at Watford’s stadium, Vicarage Street, was even named after him in December 2014.   

Talking on the thrilling occasion, he mentioned: ‘Watford Soccer Membership is endlessly in my coronary heart. I by no means thought I might ever have a stand named after me. I by no means thought I might sit in a stand.

‘It is within the high 25 golf equipment in England and we needs to be very pleased with that. To the individuals on the membership, together with these within the background, the house supporters and away supporters, the proprietor, the chairman and the board of administrators; you will have handled me with a lot love.

‘Let’s proceed to have success. Let’s get to the Premiership. Thanks very, very a lot,’ he mentioned, earlier than including: ‘This is likely one of the biggest days of my life.’ 

Whereas he’s dedicated to each music and soccer, the Rocket Man singer not too long ago revealed his plans to surrender touring, with the intention to spend extra time together with his sons.

He informed Good Morning Britain final month: ‘I am trying ahead to saying goodbye. It isn’t a publicity stunt as a result of I’m saying goodbye to touring, I’ve had sufficient.’

When requested to make clear what his retirement would imply for the longer term, and particularly for Zachary and Elijah, Elton went on : ‘They’re thriving, they’re nice youngsters. They’re humorous, they maintain us amused.

‘That is why I am coming off the street after the world tour – I must be there for them. I have to spend the time with them. I miss them a lot after I’m not with them.’ 

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